Athletes all set for Special Olympics

Castlegar competitor joining in with Trail comrades for trip to competition

Castlegar’s Al Cummings is pictured on the right

Castlegar’s Al Cummings is pictured on the right

Trail Times


Special Olympics Trail is sending a strong group of athletes to compete in the 2014 Canadian Special Olympics Canada Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver July 8-12.

Trail’s Sherry Altrogge and coach Colin Berdusco will be joining the Team BC’s swimming contingent, while Neil Emery and Bob Lattanzio with coach Alan Prough will compete in Bocce, and Al Cummings from Castlegar with coach Ben Postmus will tee off against Canada’s best Special Olympic golfers at the UBC course.

Altrogge led the Kootenay Zone at the B.C. Summer Games last July swimming to five gold medals and a silver and wants to dedicate these Games to her Aunt Cecille Rupert (nee Boilard) who passed away in April after a four year battle with cancer.

Emery and Lattanzio were also golden at the B.C. Games winning in the team Bocce event, while Cummings picked up a silver in golf, just missing the gold by one stroke. For Emery this will be his second national championship having competed in Edmonton in 1989 in floor hockey.